Mary L. Rhoads, 93, of Hegins, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at her daughter's home.
Mary was born in Tremont, PA on August 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Catherine Elizabeth (Heintzelman) and Paul Henry Moore.
Mary graduated from West Chester State College with a degree in Music Education. She taught both the Elementary and High School Vocal and Instrumental classes for all of the schools in the Tri-Valley School Districts. After retiring from the school she taught private music lessons from her home.
Her life revolved around her family and music. She played the saxophone in numerous bands including Bob Rhoads and the Merimaids. They performed in many locations including Atlantic City, and the Poconos. She played several instruments but enjoyed playing piano the most. She was an avid Phillies fan, loved traveling especially to Cape May and spending winters in Florida.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Rhoads, who passed away May 21, 2004; a sister Emma Elizabeth Neyer and a brother Arthur Henry Moore.
Mary is survived by a daughter, Janey L., wife of Randolph Wehry, Sr., of Klingerstown; a son, Dr. Robert E, husband of Joanne Rhoads, of Cape May, NJ; 5 grandchildren; Katie Rhoads Wolfgang, Hilary Rhoads Bruso, Josephine Wehry Masser, Janelle Wehry Poletti and Randolph Wehry, Jr. and 16 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 3-4 PM at the Salem Church of Rough and Ready, Klingerstown with the funeral service following at 4 PM with Rev. Mark Rothermel officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery.
The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit www.srrfh.com.